News for the Hospitality Executive
True North Hotel Group Promotes Mike Egan
Overland Park, Kan. – Feb. 5, 2013 – Lew Wiens, chairman and CEO of True North Hotel Group, today announced the promotion of Mike Egan to regional vice president of sales. Egan, a longtime leader in the northeastern hospitality community, started 18 years ago as manager and owner of multiple country clubs in Rhode Island and Maine. In three years, he built a successful golf, meetings and event business at the clubs, sold his interest, and transitioned to the hotel industry. Prior to joining True North Hotel Group in January 2007, Egan served as vice president of sales for the Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Egan has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout his hospitality career, including vice president of sales for the 32-property Holiday Inn Association of New England; chairman of the Central Massachusetts Hotel Association; and secretary of the New England Society of Convention and Visitors Bureaus. He donates his time speaking on hospitality topics at Quinsigamond Community College and through his hands-on involvement with both the Massachusetts Cookie Drop Coalition and Rhode Island Bone Marrow Donor program.
Egan is based in Massachusetts.
About True North Hotel Group, Inc.
True North Hotel Group (www.truenorthhotels.com), headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., and owned by True North Family Trust and Richard Merkel, is an established leader in hotel management and development. True North has 20 extended stay and select-service hotels currently open, plus six more under construction or in the pipeline, within the Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and Holiday Inn brands. True North’s core value of superior service, both in its hotels and out in its communities, has played a significant role in the company’s winning the Marriott Partnership Circle Award – the top accolade presented to Marriott International, Inc., owners and management companies – four times: in 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2012.
North Hotel Group Transitions Three Key Executives – Lew Wiens, Richard
Merkel and Brad Wiens – into New Chief Officer Positions / January
North Hotel Group Adds Three VPs - Dave Mashburn, Jerry Culkin and Joe
Novak - to its Leadership Team / November 2012
Andrick Named Residence Inn General Manager of the Year for 2011 by
Marriott International; Andrick is General Manager of the Overland
Park, Kansas Residence Inn by Marriott Managed by True North Hotel Group
/ March 2012
North Hotel Group Opens 18th Hotel, the Holiday Inn Express in Hays,
Kansas; Future Planned Openings Include an Element Hotel, a Hilton
Garden Inn, a Courtyard by Marriott and a Hampton Inn / December
Andrick Promoted to Area Manager by True North Hotel Group /
|True North Hotel Group Opens Four Marriott-branded Hotels; All Financed Before the Recent Financing Fiasco / August 2009|